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Practical Nursing Certificate (PNUR)

PNUR 1100 PN Fundamentals (A, SP)

2 credits
This course introduces the student to the role, responsibilities and scope of practice for the practical nurse. It explores the foundations of practical nursing based on the programs conceptual framework of person, health, environment, and nursing. The nature of a professionally caring relationship with its boundaries between nurse and client is also explored. Cultural, developmental, spiritual, and end of life aspects of care, legal and ethical issues, and concepts of communication including documentation will be introduced within the framework of the nursing process. The principles of critical thinking are introduced. Economic issues related to health care will be integrated. Nutritional concepts will be discussed as they relate to wellness. Basic nursing skills including vital signs, pain concepts and evaluation, and data collection to contribute to the client assessment will be reviewed and practiced in the laboratory. Review of basic skills such as safety using restraints, body mechanics, and wound care are reviewed as well as infection control practices. Math review is included in the course as independent study. Enrollment in this course requires admission to the Practical Nursing program.
Lecture: 1 hour - Lab: 3 hours         Lab fee: $35.79

PNUR 1200 Mental Health Concepts PN (A, SU)

1 credit
The student is introduced to the role, responsibilities and the scope of practice for the practical nurse in dealing with patients who have mental health alterations or diagnoses. The concepts of therapeutic milieu, communication and the use of the nursing process in relation to various mental health disorders will be addressed. The thread running throughout will be the importance of students actively choosing to optimize their own mental health.
Lecture: 0.5 hour - Lab: 1.5 hours
Prerequisite: PNUR 1100

PNUR 1201 Intro Relaxation Tech (On Demand)

1 credit
The student will be introduced to various relaxation, stress reduction, and coping techniques.
Lecture: 1 hour
Prerequisite: PNUR 1100

PNUR 1202 Care of the Older Adult (On Demand)

1 credit
The student will explore selected issues relevant to the licensed practical nurse working with older adults in a variety of settings.
Lecture: 1 hour
Prerequisite: PNUR 1100

PNUR 1203 Transcultural Nursing (On Demand)

1 credit
Students will explore how their interactions with patients are affected by their own culturally influenced values and communication styles, the values of the nursing subculture, and the patient’s own cultural values and communication styles. They will also explore the values and traditions of immigrant cultures most commonly found in the central Ohio area.
Lecture: 1 hour
Prerequisite: PNUR 1100

PNUR 1204 Ethical Issues Healthcare and Nursing (On Demand)

1 credit
The student is introduced to major ethical theories and principles as they relate to issues in healthcare and nursing. Case studies are used to illustrate strategies for ethical decision making.
Lecture: 1 hour
Prerequisite: PNUR 1100

PNUR 1205 PN Role with ECGs (On Demand)

1 credit
This course includes content related to beginning interpretation skills of 5-lead cardiac monitor strips for normal and selected abnormal cardiac rhythms. Correct procedures to obtain 5-lead and 12-lead ECG tracings will be demonstrated and practiced.
Lecture: 1 hour
Prerequisite: PNUR 1100

PNUR 1206 Care of Immobile Patients (On Demand)

1 credit
Students will explore various problems of the immobile patient.
Lecture: 1 hour
Prerequisite: PNUR 1100

PNUR 1294 SPT: Practical Nursing (On Demand)

1 credit
The student will examine current topics and issues as they relate to practical nursing practice and roles.
Lecture: 1 hour
Prerequisite: PNUR 1100

PNUR 1300 Pharmacology I for the Practical Nurse (SU)

2 credits
This blended course focuses on the practical nurse’s role in medication administration to persons of all ages. The course introduces the students to basic concepts of drug classifications and nursing implications for medications prescribed to affect various body functions. Vitamins, minerals, and herbs will be discussed in relation interactions with prescribed medications. Concepts of health care economics and cultural awareness are threaded through the course. Using the nursing process to develop critical thinking skills and safe patient care practices is encouraged. Safe administration and documentation of oral and g-tube, topical and parenteral medications will be presented in the laboratory. Math dosages and calculations practice and evaluations will be included.
Lecture: 1 hour - Lab: 3 hours
Prerequisites: PNUR 1100, BIO 2300, NURC 1102
Corequisites: PNUR 1766, PNUR 1866         Lab fee: $44.20

PNUR 1400 Pharmacology II/PN (A, SP)

2 credits
This course continues to build on student’s understanding of basic concepts of drug classifications and nursing implications for medications prescribed to affect various body functions. Intravenous therapy theory and regulations governing this therapy will be presented. Concepts of health care economics and cultural awareness are threaded through the course. Using the nursing process to develop critical thinking skills and safe patient care practices is encouraged. In the laboratory, safe medication administration skills and documentation will be practiced. Basic phlebotomy and IV infusion skills will be presented and practiced. A performance exam will be performed by students to demonstrate mastery and competence of IV skills. Math dosages and calculations practice and evaluations will be included.
Lecture: 1 hour - Lab: 3 hours
Prerequisite: PNUR 1300
Corequisite: PNUR 1767, PNUR 1867         Lab fee: $96.80

PNUR 1765 PN Maternal/Child (A, SP)

1 credit
This course applies the practical nursing concepts to the care of women and children. Health promotion related to the stages of pregnancy will be a focus along with the complications which can occur during pregnancy and delivery. Issues related to the care of women and their families will be discussed. Medications related to these populations will be introduced in lecture and laboratory experiences. Developmental stages of infants through adolescents will be covered. Information on the practical nurse’s role in caring for children with altered health will be included. Laboratory practice and simulator experience related to those skills related to care of maternal and pediatric clients will be included. The concepts of critical thinking, communication, and promotion of safety and self-care will be threaded throughout.  Math dosages and calculations practice and evaluations will be included.
Lecture: 0.5 hours - Lab: 1.5 hours
Prerequisites: NURC 1102, PNUR 1100, BIO 2300,
Corequisite: PNUR 1865         Lab fee: $48.13

PNUR 1766 PN Concepts Related to Health Promotion & Restoration I (SU)

1 credit
This course focuses on application of the nursing process to promote and restore health of clients experiencing alterations in functioning of specific body systems. The practical nurse role in observation and assessment is presented with emphasis on observing the physical, psychosocial and developmental components of adult and geriatric clients. Nursing concepts related to nutritional health, fluid and electrolyte balance, perioperative care, cancer, and pain management will be presented. The concepts of critical thinking, communication and promotion of safety and self-care will be threaded throughout the class. Students will practice related nursing skills in the laboratory. Math dosages and calculations practice and evaluation will be included.
Lecture: 0.5 hours - Lab: 1.5 hours
Prerequisites: PNUR 1100, BIO 2300, NURC 1102
Corequisite: PNUR 1300, PNUR 1866         Lab fee: $84.01

PNUR 1767 PN Concepts Related to Health Promotion & Restoration II (A, SP)

2 credits
This course continues to focus on application of the nursing process by the practical nurse to promote and restore health of clients with commonly occurring alterations of specific body systems. The goal of care is to promote use of self-care activities to assist clients in attaining an optimal level of health. Skills learned in the laboratory will consist of nursing interventions that assist clients in achieving optimal health. The student is expected to apply the concepts of critical thinking, communication and promotion of safety in the clinical setting. Math dosages and calculations practice and evaluations will be included.
Lecture: 1 hour – Lab: 3 hours
Prerequisite: PNUR 1766, PNUR 1866
Corequisite: PNUR 1400, PNUR 1867         Lab fee: $43.15

PNUR 1865 PN Maternal and Child Clinical (A, SP)

1 credit
This course applies the practical nursing concepts from PNUR 1765 to the care of women and children in the clinical setting. The concepts of critical thinking, communication and promotion of safety and self-care will be applied in practice.
Clinical: 2 hours
Prerequisite: PNUR 1100, NURC 1102, BIO 2300
Corequisite: PNUR 1765   

PNUR 1866 PN Concepts Related to Health Promotion & Restoration I Clinical (SU)

1 credit
The practical nurse role in observation and collection of data is presented with emphasis on observing the physical, psychosocial and developmental components of adult and geriatric clients. The concepts of critical thinking, communication and promotion of safety and self-care taught in PNUR 1766 will be applied in the clinical setting. Clinical experiences will be conducted in a variety of geriatric settings.
Clinical: 3 hours
Prerequisite: PNUR 1100, NURC 1102, BIO 2300
Corequisite: PNUR 1300, PNUR 1766   

PNUR 1867 PN Concepts Related to Health Promotion & Restoration II Clinical (A, SP)

2 credits
This course continues to focus on application of the nursing process by the practical nurse in the clinical setting to promote and restore health of clients with commonly occurring alterations of specific body functions. The goal of care is to promote use of self-care activities to assist clients in attaining an optimal level of health. The student is expected to apply the concepts of critical thinking, communication and promotion of safety in the clinical setting. Clinical experiences will be conducted in a variety of adult acute or sub-acute health care facilities. Math dosages and calculations practice and evaluations will be included with medication administration experiences in the clinical setting.
Clinical: 6 hours
Prerequisite: PNUR 1300, PNUR 1766, PNUR 1866
Corequisite: PNUR 1400, PNUR 1867  

PNUR 1900 Transition to Practice (A, SP)

2 credits
The course builds on previous course concepts of leadership and management looking at specific theories of leadership, change and management. It focuses on skills utilizing communication, delegation, conflict management, motivation and team building. Course content and discussion also includes the legal scope of practice of the LPN in Ohio and transition to practice skills. Specific information about applying for licensure and taking the NCLEX-PN is included. Time is spent each week discussing the student experience in the clinical area with focus on what works and how to improve. Math dosages and calculations practice and evaluations will be included.
Lecture: 0.5 hours - Lab: 1.5 hours – Seminar: 1 hour
Prerequisites: PNUR 1400, PNUR 1767, PNUR 1867    
Corequisite: PNUR 1906        Lab fee: $138.75

PNUR 1906 PN Transition to Practice Practicum (A, SP)

1 credit
The student is expected to demonstrate ability to apply the concepts of critical thinking, communication and promotion of safety with groups of patients in the clinical setting. The practicum provides the opportunity for students to apply concepts of leadership and management while under the supervision of an RN instructor or RN/PN preceptor. The concepts of critical thinking, communication and promotion of safety and self-care taught in PNUR 1900 will be applied in the clinical setting. Clinical experiences will be conducted in a variety of geriatric settings.
Practicum: 7 hours
Prerequisite: PNUR 1400, PNUR 1767, PNUR 1867
Corequisite: PNUR 1900